Views from a Ridge

Cynthia B. Astle

  • The Race War Is On, But It's Not What You Think

    Observe the differences between the ways that two prophetic pastors were treated when speaking truth to power, and you'll understand what's happening with race in America, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more


  • Praying the Mourner's Prayer

    In the wake of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, Cynthia B. Astle reflects on the many ways her life has entwined with Jewish friends. more

Grassroots UMC

  • Pie Auction Raises More Than $3,500 to Feed Elderly

    Ten flavorful pies auctioned Sept. 2 at Hubbard United Methodist Church will help the Park Rapids Meals on Wheels program serve nutritious food to area seniors, reported Lorie Skarpness of the Park Rapids (Minn.) Enterprise. About 200 people attended the auction. The $3,575 raised will provide almost 900 meals at the suggested donation rate of $4 per meal. more